Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 2003. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 2003. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
2003 Sci-Fi Movies List
The Animatrix (2003)
R | 1h 40min | 100min | 03 Jun 2003Score: 8.1/10
Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda …
Starring: Keanu Reeves, John DiMaggio, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kenny
Synopsis: Anthology of nine short anime (Japanese animation) films tied in to the 1999 blockbuster "The Matrix" and its sequels. "Final Flight of the Osiris": The crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempt to warn their city of an imminent attack. "The Second Renaissance, Parts 1 & 2": The story behind the war between man and the machines, how mankind scorched the sky, and the creation of the Matrix. "Kid's Story": A teenager is contacted by Neo, and manages to escape the Matrix. "Program": Two warriors battle in a samurai training simulation when one decides to betray his crewmates and re-enter the…
Tagline: Free your mind.
X-Men 2 (2003)
G | 2h 14min | 134min | 02 May 2003Score: 7.74/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Brian Cox, Ty Olsson, Patrick Stewart
Synopsis: Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the president, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman and a few are lucky to escape.…
Tagline: The time has come for those who are different to stand united
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
R | 1h 58min | 118min | 04 Apr 2003Score: 7.73/10
Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
Starring: Adolf Hitler, Ha-kyun Shin, Jeong-min Hwang, Jung-min Hwang, Yun-shik Baek
Synopsis: A traumatized young man abducts Korean leaders, believing they're toxic reptilian aliens - a fifth column launching a takeover of beloved Earth. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with a long-ago history of super-crime solving. The alienated South Korean youngster Lee Byeong-gu builds an isolated basement command post/torture chamber/film studio to force the awful truth out of the slimy, uncooperative politicians and businesspeople, then alert the public. Byeong-gu is helped by his devoted girlfriend, who buys his theories, but wonders if his horrible childhood has colored his thinking.
Tagline: Perhaps you, are an alien?
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
R | 2h 18min | 138min | 15 May 2003Score: 7.29/10
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Leigh Whannell, Christopher Kirby
Synopsis: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix, and a certain degree of precognition. But a nasty piece of news hits the human resistance: 250,000 machine sentinels are digging to Zion and would reach them in 72 hours. As Zion prepares for the ultimate…
Tagline: Free your mind.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
R | 1h 49min | 109min | 02 Jul 2003Score: 6.63/10
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Starring: Michael Papajohn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Andrews, Billy D. Lucas, Earl Boen
Synopsis: More than 10 years after 'Terminator 2', John Connor now exists only as a drifter - living 'off the grid', so no more Terminators from the future can hunt him down. Unfortunately, SkyNet does send another one back - and this one is called the T-X, even more powerful & advanced than the dreaded T-1000. However, another CSM-101 Terminator is also sent back to protect John against the T-X. Now, Skynet is patiently assuming control of civilian computer systems, under the guise of a computer virus. John has also met his future wife, Kate Brewster, whose father - a U.S.…
Tagline: Next Summer, the machines will rise.
PG-13 | 1h 40min | 100min | 14 Mar 2003Score: 6.5/10
Director: Glen Morgan
Starring: Ty Olsson, R. Lee Ermey, William S. Taylor, Kristen Cloke, Jackie Burroughs
Synopsis: This is the story of Willard Stiles who is a social misfit taking care of his ill and fragile but verbally abusive mother Henrietta in a musty old mansion that is also home to a colony of rats. Willard then finds himself constantly humiliated in front of his co-workers and is eventually fired by his cruel and uncaring boss, Mr. Frank Martin, a vicious man whose professional interest in Willard extends to a personal financial one.
Tagline: Where your nightmares end... WILLARD begins.
PG-13 | 2h 18min | 138min | 20 Jun 2003Score: 6.18/10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Stan Lee, Michael Papajohn, Lou Ferrigno, John Prosky, Nick Nolte
Synopsis: Bruce Banner, a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (a tiny life form that is supposed to heal wounds, but has killed everything with which they have made contact). Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry, he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of rage. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as…
Tagline: Unleash the fury!
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
R | 2h 09min | 129min | 05 Nov 2003Score: 6.05/10
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce Spence, Christopher Kirby
Synopsis: Neo discovers that somehow he is able to use his powers in the real world too and that his mind can be freed from his body, as a result of which he finds himself trapped on a train station between the Matrix and the Real World. Meanwhile, Zion is preparing for the oncoming war with the machines with very little chances of survival. Neo's associates set out to free him from The Merovingian since it's believed that he is the One who will end the war between humans and the machines. What they do not know is that there is…
Tagline: Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Code 46 (2003)
R | 1h 33min | 93min | 07 May 2004Score: 5.63/10
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Kerry Shale, Samantha Morton, Essie Davis, Om Puri, Tim Robbins
Synopsis: Code 46 is a love story set in a Brave New World-type near-future where cities are heavily controlled and only accessible through checkpoints. People cannot travel unless they have "papeles" (papers in Spanish; words and sentences in many languages, especially Spanish, French and Chinese are mixed with English in this new world), a special travel permit issued by the totalitarian government, the "Sphinx". Outside these cities, the desert has taken over and shanty towns are jammed with non-citizens - people without IDs forced to live primitive lives. William is a family man who works as a government investigator. When he…
Tagline: In the future...love is a dangerous game.
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
R | 1h 36min | 96min | 25 Jul 2003Score: 5.48/10
Director: Brian Yuzna
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Santiago Segura, Alex Revan, Javier Sandoval, Ignasi Vidal
Synopsis: Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent falls from his pocket where it is picked up by a young man who was camping nearby. The young man finds Herbert down in his jail cell and learns for himself just what the re-agent is capable of.
Tagline: They Thought Prison Would Be The Death Of Him. But For Dr. West, Death Is Only The Beginning.
Moon Child (2003)
R | 2h 00min | 120min | 19 Apr 2003Score: 5.47/10
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Susumu Terajima, Chihara Junia, Gackt, Anne Suzuki
Synopsis: In the year 2014, Japan has collapsed economically and thus its people emigrated in large numbers and settled in other parts of the world. In a corner in Asia, there is a little street called Mallepa, a big melting pot where Asians such as Hongkongers, Taiwanese and Japanese live together. It was a place where people fought for order, food and freedom. It was there where Shou (Gackt), raised as an orphan and Kei (Hyde), who could live forever, met and became the best of friends. However, they were unable to escape from the fight for power involving gangs of…
Tagline: At that time, we laughed as we cried
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
PG | 1h 31min | 91min | 13 Dec 2003Score: 5.47/10
Director: Masaaki Tezuka
Starring: Taigi Kobayashi, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Hiroshi Koizumi, Norman England, Kôichi Ueda
Synopsis: Forty-two years after her first visit in Tokyo, Mothra returns to warn mankind that they must return Mechagodzilla, along with Godzilla's bones, to the sea, for the dead must not be disturbed. If not, dire consequences will follow. However, Godzilla is once again on the rampage, and Mechagodzilla is Japan's only defense.
Tagline: Two is company but three is a very big crowd!
Dream Warrior (2003)
R | 1h 35min | 95minScore: 4.83/10
Director: Zachary Weintraub
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Sherilyn Fenn, Isaac Hayes, Richard Norton, Maria Jurjevic
Synopsis: In an apocalyptic future, the wake of a lethal meteor strike, normal civilization has been reduced to ashes, with the people that remain left terrified by the existence of super-powered mutants. Human leader Parish a man with extra-human powers goes on the run as he wants to hunt down and kill the mutants in order to preserve the genetic purity of the normal survivors; he's particularly obsessed with murdering Rage, the mutants' commander.
R | 2h 16min | 136min | 21 Mar 2003Score: 4.7/10
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: Ty Olsson, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, C. Ernst Harth, Colin Lawrence
Synopsis: Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom
Tagline: Based on the book by Stephen King
Mega Scorpions (2003)
R | 1h 13min | 73minScore: 4.66/10
Director: J.R. Bookwalter
Starring: Trent Haaga, Debbie Rochon, Brinke Stevens, Jeff Dylan Graham, Ariauna Albright
Synopsis: Residents of a half-way house are bombarded by 6 foot long killer scorpions. A horror/comedy homage to the giant mutant bug films of the 1950's.
PG-13 | 1h 35min | 95min | 19 Aug 2003Score: 4.66/10
Director: Kelly Sandefur
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter Looney, Robert Joseph, Lori Mellman, Mario Muñoz
Synopsis: After Brad and Meg move to a detached house in need of major repairs after a fire and decades of neglect, they're happy that cheerful teenage son Tyler behaves normally, for puberty. Young daughter Gina's stories about sometimes evil 'fairies' are equally dismissed, but get worse. Self-appointed handyman warns Iver Hagen them for 'things worse than ghosts' and ever scarier things happen. Ma irrationally believes the house bad yet refuses long to have Gina examined by Dr. Werner, who has a patient Olive obsessed by similar trolls. By the time the pieces are fitted, it may be too late.
R | 1h 20min | 80minScore: 4.6/10
Director: Chuck Cirino
Starring: Julie Strain, Deborah Dutch, Dave Nichols, Shauna O'Brien, Jana Cova
Synopsis: An alien who plans on taking over the Earth, starts by wiping out people libidos. The only ones that can stop this is a scantily clad, female rock group.
The Bone Snatcher (2003)
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 18 Feb 2004Score: 4.44/10
Director: Jason Wulfsohn
Starring: Langley Kirkwood, Brian Claxton Payne, Andre Jacobs, Yusuf Hendrics, Adrienne Pierce
Synopsis: After three of its employees have been reported missing in the Southern African Namib desert, the Eland Mining exploration company mounts a search and rescue expedition, comprising more employees which team up with Dr. Zach Straker, who researches extreme survival systems. Amidst the moving sand dunes they find human bones with just some blood on it, and identify them to belong to two of the missing men; then these disappear again, and they observe a strange monster, which according to a native former herdsman is known by the local people as Esikhulu. It's able to (dis)appear, survive shotgun hits, fatally…
Tagline: It will scare you out of your skull.
Mimic: Sentinel (2003)
R | 1h 17min | 77min | 14 Oct 2003Score: 4.43/10
Director: J.T. Petty
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Mike J. Regan, Gary J. Tunnicliffe, John Kapelos, Alex Revan
Synopsis: In a decaying neighborhood, asthmatic and allergic amateur photographer Marvin Montrose spends his days and nights confined in his room, snooping on his neighbors in the next building with his camera. When a boy disappears in the spot and then the local drug dealer Desmond, Marvin suspects a mysterious garbage man and his sister Rosy and her friend Carmen investigate. Meanwhile, Marvin witnesses the death of Detective Gary Dumars and a stranger on the street by two mutant Judas Breed insects and discloses that their prime suspect is the CDC Agent Kirchner.
Tagline: Terror has been reinvented!
R | 1h 36min | 96min | 29 Sep 2005Score: 4.39/10
Directors: David DeBartolomé, David De Bartolome
Starring: Ron Perlman, James Kidnie, Ted Ludzik, Neville Edwards, Christopher Redman
Synopsis: In the near future, a virus has infected everyone on the planet, and Absolon is a drug that everyone must take to stay alive. One corporation controls the drug. Murchison is the leader of this firm. A scientist who was researching the virus is found murdered, and Norman Scott is the policeman who investigates the crime. Soon Norman realizes that he's in over his head, as hitmen are gunning for him.
Tagline: Fight for the cure... Or face extermination!
R | 1h 22min | 82min | 06 Sep 2003Score: 4.31/10
Director: Joseph Conti
Starring: Tim Post, Tig Fong, Peter Kosaka, Antonio Sabato Jr., Elias Zarou
Synopsis: An entomologist accompanies a team of commandos to prevent prehistoric insects from escaping from a subway system.
Tagline: When Giant Insects Swarm In The City's Subways, Humanity Lands On The Fast Track To Extinction!
R | 1h 24min | 84min | 28 Jun 2003Score: 4.2/10
Director: David Wu
Starring: Michael Stevens, Craig Blair, Dylan Bierk, Maxine Dumont, Kate Greenhouse
Synopsis: An electrical crew stumbles into a parallel universe dominated by a mutated spider.
Tagline: A Parallel Dimension ... A Gateway To Hell
R | 1h 22min | 82min | 05 Aug 2003Score: 4.2/10
Director: Brett Piper
Starring: Christopher Thompson, Alexxus Young, Rob Monkiewicz, Irene Joseph, David Bunce
Synopsis: When a small research plane carrying a group of science students and their professor crash-lands in the middle of nowhere, the survivors go to a nearby farmhouse to look for help but soon find themselves besieged by giant mutant spiders.
Tagline: 10 Fangs, 8 Legs, 2 Claws, 1 Bad Attitude.
R | 1h 32min | 92min | 15 Jan 2003Score: 4.09/10
Directors: Tibor Takács, Tibor Takács
Starring: Ron Perlman, Atanas Srebrev, Marianne Stanicheva, Sara Downing, Adam Gierasch
Synopsis: "The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a safe harbor for the chronically drug-addicted rich and famous, especially the sons and daughters of the above, whose families have tried everything. "The Institute" is also for the once-famous, who, having bottomed out, also have no where else to turn but Brookdale. Investigating possible health code violations, "Jennifer/Samantha", (Sara Downing), a career-driven reporter for "The Philadelphia Enquirer", checks in under the guise of a patient, in hope of getting a hot…
Tagline: Born Hungry.
Dragon Fighter (2003)
R | 1h 25min | 85min | 04 Jan 2003Score: 4.03/10
Director: Phillip J. Roth
Starring: Marcus Aurelius, Hristo Shopov, Matt Harris, Hristo Dimitrov, Dean Cain
Synopsis: A group of scientists, working in a deep underground lab, clones and hatches a 1,000-year-old dragon, after finding its remains in a cavern in southern England. After the critter goes from one cell to full grown in 3 hours, it goes on a rampage, killing most of the scientists and escaping to the surface. Naturally, bullets don't faze it at all. Our Intrepid Hero helps kill if before it can menace all mankind. Sort of "Alien" meets "Reign of Fire".
Tagline: There can be only one dominant species.
Dark Walker (2003)
R | 1h 21min | 81min | 20 May 2003Score: 4.03/10
Director: Danny Draven
Starring: Daniel Roebuck, Chuck Williams, Brad Potts, Paulette Patterson, Sarah Gutierrez
Synopsis: Darkwalker centers around a haunted house amusement park near Fresno, Californa called Hobb's Grove (yes, it's a real place), where a group of teenagers get Halloween jobs working there. What they don't know is the land the attraction was built on has a bloody history. They soon realize they are in for more than just a Halloween job, when one by one they start dying off. soon they find a monsterous creature called, DARK WALKER, has risen to take vengence on the trespassing patrons.
Tagline: you were right to fear...
Kill Them and Eat Them (2003)
R | 1h 20min | 80minScore: 3.86/10
Director: Conall Pendergast
Starring: Sandy MacDonald, Richard Archer, Francoise Snobel, Will van der Zyl, Lloyd Cameron
Synopsis: Deep below the city streets, the sinister Doctor Gore kidnaps innocent victims and transforms them into cannibalistic beasts, turning soft flesh into hideous mutant skin as the kill-crazed creatures he creates prepare for a blood-soaked rampage! Kellin, his beautiful prisoner, is slowly succumbing to a disease that will transform her from young girl into monstrous murdering beast, while the doctor's assistant has plans of his own. The seething emotions and crazed, criss-crossed lusts barrel towards the boiling point, culminating in a flaming inferno of fright as the doctor's creations, the undead Skeletoids, indulge their sensuous, sinful urges for the soft,…
Tagline: Pray you're just an appetizer
Battle Royale II (2003)
R | 2h 14min | 134min | 05 Jul 2003Score: 3.85/10
Directors: Kinji Fukasaku, Kenta Fukasaku
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Kenji Ohba, Shin'ichi Chiba, Takashi Nishina, Yôko Maki
Synopsis: Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, and send a class of junior-high students to catch and kill him.
Tagline: This time it's war.
Zombie Night (2003)
R | 1h 33min | 93min | 08 Nov 2005Score: 3.69/10
Director: David J. Francis
Starring: Simon Northwood, David J. Francis, Craig Wales, Jay Ziebarth, Rikki Zucker
Synopsis: Zombie Night is a post apocalyptic horror tale in which the survivors of World War III discover they're not the only ones left. The war's chemical aftermath has caused people to mutate into flesh-hungry ghouls, and the survivors try to find sanctuary in a world now overrun by the living dead.
Tagline: Pray For Day
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
PG-13 | 1h 50min | 110min | 11 Jul 2003Score: 3.5/10
Director: Stephen Norrington
Starring: Tony Curran, Jason Flemyng, Brian Caspe, Marek Vasut, Sean Connery
Synopsis: Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.
Tagline: From the Director of Blade
Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003)
R | 1h 20min | 80min | 16 Dec 2003Score: 3.2/10
Director: Charles Band
Starring: George 'Buck' Flower, Ian Abercrombie, William Hickey, Richard Lynch, Stephen Blackehart
Synopsis: Peter Hertz, who was rescued from the Nazis as a child by Andre Toulon in the 1940's, is now an old man and has inherited the puppets. He is pursued by an assassin who forces him to tell her the entire history of Toulon and the puppets.
Tagline: Now the legacy can be told
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